Office of University Advancement


Greetings, FVSU Friends:

The Office of University Advancement coordinates the acquisition of external resources for the university and its students.  The aim of the university’s fundraising and stewardship activities is the continuous growth and development of the institution’s programmatic offerings.  By building relationships with individuals, organizations, and corporations, the Office of University Advancement succeeds in expanding the financial resources of the institution through work with constituents to fulfill their philanthropic goals.  The dedicated University Advancement team includes the FVSU Foundation, Inc., and Career and Alumni Services.  The key activities of the Office of University Advancement are promotion of the Annual Fund, assisting with the annual Scholarship Luncheon, coordinating alumni class and chapter giving, and working with individuals, foundations, and corporations to secure major gifts.

Sincerely,

William Smialek
Interim Vice President for the Division of University Advancement
Phone: 478-825-6118
Email: smialekw@fvsu.edu

Office Location

Huntington Hall, Second Floor
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, Georgia 31030
Office: (478)-827-3677
Fax: (478) 825-6461


The mission of the Division of University Advancement division is to engage in fundraising activities and expand the financial resources of the institution in a manner that ensures continuous growth and development, to supply special outreach and support services to the external community and to maintain a commitment to a high level of quality service while promoting a positive image of the University in all its functions.

CAREER AND ALUMNI SERVICES

The mission of the Office of Career and Alumni Services is to enhance student service for students who will soon graduate and increase alumni engagement through the establishment of innovative programming. The Office of Career and Alumni Services develop student services, which include internships, graduate school and career placement, and pre-alumni activities. The office sponsors programs and activities for the alumni and students to become actively involved in supporting the university and collaborates with the Fort Valley State National Alumni Association, Inc., to host class reunions, coordinate homecoming activities, and fundraising and recruitment campaigns. The services provided are available to students, prospective students, alumni, faculty, and staff of Fort Valley State University.

FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION INC.

The Fort Valley State University Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation established on November 15, 1972, with a mission to raise and manage private contributions from alumni, friends, industries, and foundations to meet the needs of the institution that are not funded through state allocations. The Foundation invests and administers donations, acts as a trustee, and exercises the powers of a not-for-profit organization under the laws of Georgia. It also administers gifts and bequests of property and funds for scientific, educational and charitable purposes. Fort Valley State University Foundation, Inc. is qualified by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation.

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